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It’s a famous old joke, I know, but how many firefighters does it take to free a penis from a steel pipe?

Southern Daily Echo, 7 January 2010:

Southampton man cut free after getting penis stuck in steel pipe

A MAN who got his genitalia stuck in a steel pipe had to be cut free by eight firefighters using an industrial grinder.

The heavy duty cutting gear had to be used to remove the three-inch long hollow pipe after medics were unable to release it.

The painstaking operation, which involved eight firefighters, took around an hour.

The drama began after the man took himself to the accident and emergency department of Southampton General Hospital.

This is a fine example of a story for which a regional newspaper could easily adopt a comic, national tabloid tone to its coverage, but instead opts for the deadpan approach.

Restricted blood flow had left the man in a state of arousal, and unable to remove the pipe.

Staff there were so concerned that they phoned the emergency services and a crew from Redbridge Fire Station were initially dispatched.

But they had to bring in backup from St Mary’s station which has a fire truck equipped with specialist cutting gear.

A disc gutter cutter, with a four-and-a-half-inch blade, was used to slice open the stainless steel pipe.

The man, in his 30s, offered no explanation for his predicament but was said to be “quite concerned and anxious”. He had been given an anaesthetic to prepare for the procedure.

The finest insight is provided by the boss of the brave firefighter who successfully unclasped the penis in question.

St Mary’s crew manager Adrian Johnson said: “It was a very delicate operation. We did not want anything heating up.

“The person who did it deserves a commendation for his nerve and steady hand.” […]

The man’s private parts were left bruised and swollen.

Link: Southampton man cut free after getting penis stuck in steel pipe

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Written by Paddy

February 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

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